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Rafael Nadal defeats Ricardas Berankis to reach Wimbledon Round 3

(CNN)Rafael Nadal reaches the third round ofWimbledonat 6-4 6-44 -6 6-3 Thursday against Lithuanian Ricarda Suberankis.

It was the second time in the tournament that Nadal dropped the set after defeating Francisco Serundro earlier in the week when he began pursuing his 23rd Grand Slam title.

The Spaniards want to win their third Wimbledon title, especially with top-seeded rival Novak Djokovicplaying in such a dominant way the day before. Needs improvement on the lawn.

"Every day is a challenge, that's true. All opponents are difficult," Nadal said in an interview in his courtroom.

"We are playing against the best players in the world ... every day is an opportunity for improvement, and today I'm done, it gives me the opportunity to continue-very I'm happy that. "

After Nadal won the first two sets, Berankis, ranked 106th in the world, counterattacked third thanks to Saab's early interruption.

There was a 50 minute rain delay for the fourth time to allow time for the roof to close, but Nadal was already 3-0 on the set and when play resumed. Immediately finished the match in just over 3 hours. ..

Saturday's third round against 36-year-old Italian 27-seeded Lorenzo Sonego.